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I worked on my title page, and there is some undesired vertical space before a tabular environment. I made two fboxes to illustrate the vertical distance I wanted to be the same 116 pt. But after the second box, a tabular environment starts and I assume it adds some vertical space before itself. This could be removed manually via \vspace*{-6pt}, but I am curious where does it come from?

\documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, headsepline, headings=small,]{scrreprt}


% \topskip= x pt  % 12 pt in scrreprt
\vspace*{12 pt} % so in effect 24 pt
Title \\
Title more info \\
Title more info \\
\fbox{\begin{minipage}{116 pt}  \hfill\vspace{116 pt}\end{minipage}}\\
%\vspace{116 pt}
\Large\textbf{\textrm{Huge Title Huge Title Huge Title Huge Title Title Huge}} 
\fbox{\begin{minipage}{116 pt}\hfill\vspace{116 pt}\end{minipage}}
%\vspace{116 pt}
% \vspace*{-6pt}
& Advisor: & text text text\\ 
& More info: & text text text\\
& More info: & text text text\\
& More info: & text text text\\


Can I somehow remove this space other than using a negative vspace?


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up vote 4 down vote accepted

If you want to suppress the vertical spacing around tightcenter, the best way is not using center

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this is better than before, but if you compare the distance from the last 'Title more info` to the first fbox, and from the second fbox to the line 'Advisor: ...' there is still a little difference – TomM Dec 28 '13 at 14:40
@TomM That's due to the \strut inserted by tabular in every row and the \lineskip glue. – egreg Dec 28 '13 at 14:44
Thanks for the solution! – TomM Dec 28 '13 at 14:49

that is the default vertical skip after the center environment. Try:

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you meant inside the tightcenter environment correct? That didn't change the vertical distance in the MWE – TomM Dec 28 '13 at 14:36
use a \fbox for the tabular and you'll see the difference! However, Enrico's solution is the better one. – Herbert Dec 28 '13 at 14:37
great tip, I realized the remaining space comes from inside the tabular...so the only way to reduce this completely seems to be with the negative vspace. – TomM Dec 28 '13 at 14:42
Thanks again. I accepted his solution because you said it is better. Otherwise it would have been your call because you were first and both solutions are working. – TomM Dec 28 '13 at 14:48

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